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politically than it was a year ago, four years ago. the environment will dictate a lot of how much latitude both sides have. first, the american people are fed up with congress and with politics. they want our leaders to bring some consensus to solving problems. also, because barack obama will not stand for reelection again, at least he says he won't, that takes the political tension out of this to some extent. there is always political tension. but that gives republicans more latitude to bringing accommodation to finding a solution. >> everyone is talking about finding a compromise. but let's face it, there are fewer liberal republicans, fewer democrats on capitol hill. fewer people like yourself who have worked on both sides. the politics is a point is that the moment. >> it is. and that is expected after a hard-fought, tough, bitter election, as much as any as i have seen. you'll have to let that drain out. but you do not need everybody to make a deal. you need 60 out of 100. and you need a majority in the house. you concentrate on the center- left, center-right group. everybody will hav
into industrial policy, but certainly to provide an environment which business can operate profitably with certainty, with predictability and with the flexibility it needs and then try to attract the industries of the future. that is, you know, it may sound like a pat set of prescriptions, but it's the best idea we have. i don't know, as i said, if we have the national will to implement it. and even if we did, it's a long, long, slow process. but i don't see the alternative. i don't think closing our borders is an alternative, i don't think mandating wages that are uncompetitive is a solution. i don't have a better idea. >> heidi, a better idea or do you want to endorse steve's -- >> where you started which was with the foreign direct investment and what we should be looking to do is try to attract further foreign direct investment. foreign-owned companies already provide about five million jobs in the u.s., and they tend to, your story aside, tend to be fairly high-paying jobs, relatively high-paying jobs. today tend to be more weighted towards the manufacturing sector, and so to the
, and they wanted to do business with you, partner with you, create an environment that makes it possible to invest. we know we need this. the plan, itself, is governed by a certain set of economic lodgic and rationality. here are two different interesting realities. the economic imperatives seem to be understood by the imperative, and they have a public to respond to. it's not just the egypt of mubarak where you discount the public. it seems to affect their thinking. that has implications for what the administration will do. it means that if we stand by certain principles, which, in my mind, reflect practicalities, that we have an ability to affect their behavior. what's it mean in terms of principles? well, first and foremost, republic minority rights. that's at principle for us and practicality for them. if you see large numbers of the coptic christians leaving egypt, that's not exactly a source of encouragement for people on the outside to invest. if they exclude half the population, 56% of egyptian women who are illiterate, you look at the draft constitution, and there's language in there abou
-intentioned authoritarian leaders because they raileesed to survive in that environment you have to succumb to that environment. you have to assimilate into that environment. so, the system in syria is very inert in that sense and was much more difficult to overcome, obviously, and perhaps he didn't have the -- where with annual and ability to take on the real forces in syria who are status quo forces and against any change that might undermine the foundation of their rule and situation. >> the situp in syria by the colonial powers was france was working with a shiite sect, which is a minority, who were to look after the sunnies, who are the majority. 10% or shias of another sect. assad belongs to this sect ands the military is from this sect and the elite are from this sect. correct? >> partial limit he would not be able to rule if it was only them in the inner circle. >> they basically in control. >> they're dominant in the military apparatus but they have also done a very good job, started under his father. of coe opting many sunnies, christians in particular and others, into the apparat
into a fully functional class environment, full of eager students and medical equipment for training. >> i never really told the students exactly what was going on i did not want to scare anybody away, so i told them one at a time at graduation. >> diana rivera and her classmates were floored. >> she never seemed worried at all. she did everything in our externship. she taught us everything we know. she kind of saved us, i guess in a way, i admire her so much for that. >> chiappe moving her school to a city where she can permit and continue to inspire young women. >> many of my students that haven't had the chance to of a formal education. you know their needs and their hopes, so i hope say i can help with dreams. casy wian... los angeles >> welcome back. this is from arlington national cemetery to commemorate veterans day. here is president obama. >> these fellow citizens, to be there for them and their families. just now, but not just now, but for all lease. not just for the first few years but as long as they walk this earth. to this day, we still care for a child of a civil war veter
concern for the social welfare and environment with growth. political analysts say incorporating it into the party's plat tomorrow will put hu on par with previous leaders. we'll continue to update you on that as the details come in. >>> in other news, opposition troops in the syria are setting their sights on key targets in the capital damascus. rebels say they fired mortars at president bashar al assad's palace. state-run media contradicted the rebels' account. it said opposition troops fired on residential areas in what it calls a terrorist attack. it said at least three people were killed. a day earlier, rebels set off a car bomb near the presidential palace. at least 11 people, including pro-government militiamen, died. opposition forces are reportedly bringing in fighters from other parts of syria to focus on damascus. human rights active uses say fighting around the country killed more than 200 people on tuesday alone. >>> an earthquake has struck the central american country of guatemala. at least 30 people are reported to have died. analysts with the u.s. geological surv
in as regional environment but also globally. china needs stability in order to promote economic policies. >> thank you very much for coming in to talk with us. >> you are welcome. >> we will also have a look at the politically sensitive topic of rich and poor in china, a gap that has widened over the past 10 years, coming a little bit later in the program. moving on to syria -- "i am not a puppet, and i will live and die in syria," defiant words from syria's president. >> in an interview with the satellite broadcaster of russia today, assad about offers of safe passage to another country in exchange for leaving power. >> he warned that foreign intervention in syria would have a domino impact around the world. we begin with the latest. >> here is where the first protests of assad took place. this video claims to show the result of a government air strike on the city's great mosque. meanwhile, rebels say they have taken one of the two remaining government-controlled posts along the turkish border. in a rare interview, bashar al- assad was defiant. speaking to russian television, he ruled o
. >> easier for a thief because of the sheer volume. it becomes a target-rich environment for thieves. >> ama: this year the holiday shopping season is starting even earlier. at least two major retailers, sears and wal-mart, are going to open on thanksgiving. >> a new study says climate change has the wild coffee plant headed for extinction as soon as the year 2080. scientist in london ran computer models on global warning. the scientists say if their worst estimates come true in 68 years there would be nowhere on earth suit even for wild coffee growth. it could mean stinks of even beans grown on farms. >> two bay area teenagers are about to take on the nation in competition of wits, intelligence and inning -- inning future. >> thomas and joey made it to the national finals in map sciences and technology. the pair advanced for their research that could help improve the treatment and prevention of lung cancer, and not only are the students start, they're positive. >> you always miss 100% of the shots you don't take, so take a shot and then become part of this wonderful experience where you lea
not achieve that it make decisions behind closed doors. >> that is what greenpeace is accusing the environment minister of, but he says that a solution needs to be found soon. >> i am still interested in the consensus. concrete steps are not yet decided, but we are running out of time. >> greenpeace wants to explore six underground locations containing clay, granite, and salt rock. >> we will be back in one minute with more news. >> that's right. stick around. >> welcome back. the leader of syria's new oppoition coalition has called from political recognition from europe and special weapons to defeat the syrian regime. >> the common comes as eu foreign ministers and members of the arab league meet in cairo to discuss the serious crisis -- the comment comes. but there's further troop that the syrian president's troops do not intend to give up -- but there was further proof that the syrian president's troops do not intend to give up. >> human rights workers say more than 100 people were killed across syria on tuesday. in cairo, eu foreign ministers have been meeting with representatives of the a
. >>> environment 58 researchers from southeast asia are sounding the alarm over marine pollution. they gathered in jakarta to share their research into the state of local seas. the indonesian government organized the seminar with the japan sociy fo the pmoti of science. about 150 people attended. japanese researchers say they found plastic garbage last year in the stomach of a seal of indones indonesia's island. they say the garbage can easily accumulate on the deep sea floor as currents are weak. some researchers say they found metals in the seabed in the manila bay and others reported finding chemicals in the java sea much indonesia. >>> emerging economic powers stilltruggling with poverty. emboldened citizens demanding democracy, the threat of violence, the push for peace, the shadow of conflict. get news and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok, only on nhk world "newsline". >>> the mayor of an island in the east china sea is trying to diffuse a dispute over fishing rights. he is visiting taiwan to talk about access to waters off the senkaku islands. he admini
welfare and environment, making this concept a guiding principle would be part of hu's legacy. it would give him the same status as leaders past, inclu including dan xioping, and it would help him maintain influence within the party after he steps down. he also admitted during his speech china's gap is wide and widening, and he said the communist party would continue its effort to fight corruption. >> translator: all those who violate party discipline and state laws, whoever they are and whatever power or official positions they have must brought to justice without mercy. >> reporter: in some ways, president hu spoke directly to citizens who are fed up with corruption. the party is trying to keep a lead of government movements by addressing public frustration. >> michitaka, what kind of changes are we going to see with the community party's political bureau and its inner leadership, the politburo's standing committee? >> reporter: right. after the congress closes next wednesday, president hu would hand over the post of general secretary to vice president xi jinping, for a younger genera
environment sxrshgs from now on they got to wear them. the trouble is that's apparently bad for business. porn does not sell so well when the actors, how shall i say, put up a wall, and now that industry that brings 10,000 jobs to l.a. county and generates millions in tax revenue says that it may be looking for another state in which to set up shop. the l.a. times has been covering this story for years, and i'm joined by ron lynn who is one of their reporters who has been on this story. while this is fun to report on, it's also extraordinarily serious for the economy of this community and are they serious when they say change this or we're out? >> that's what they say. they say that they will not -- if l.a. county doesn't enforce this rule, they wi-- does enfor they will leave the county and perhaps the state. >> is that something that will cripple the county and have a huge impact on the state, or will they be able to recover somehow? >> you know, it's hard to say. the industry has said that it has a major role to play. it does have a major part in the san fernando valley. there's a big quest
is the contributing environment that is lending itself. a lot of the police officers have to be at a certain rank and have to be kept on the contract as a source of the sort of securing full time to permanent status with protection. this is one of the conditions that actually makes it much easier on superiors and senior members of the security establishment to basically pressure them into taking questionable activities. if you don't pull the trigger then i will endure contract by the end of this year because you are in a contract you are basically not protected. i would -- you know, i would question the assumption that the securities sector reform is necessarily aimed at, you know, disempowering are dismantling the securities sector, and i would actually say that there are a lot of measures, a lot of proposals in the case of egypt that would strengthen the status of the living conditions and the working conditions of the egyptian police. >> we think that this idea of the reform versus strengthening. when we talk about strengthening, are we talking about more weapons, more capabilities that they c
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america's environment against polluters, we find that we can't quite figure out how to be in a conversation about what it means to be an american with the tea party ethic and their ethos when they approach problems. it's tough for us to figure out how to work together and i think it's important. >> ari, just to the boehner example on obama care, is that an example where can a republican, leading republican now, fight back against the tea party if they so choose? if they wanted to, can they speak out against them? it seems there's a lot of people afraid to voice any opposition or have that public discussion. >> well, look, john boehner also today put the idea of taxes on the table. he has caught flack for that. at the end of the day it's the job of the president to split from the liberal base of his party and the job of the republicans to split from the most vociferous voice of the conservative movement if we're going to accomplish anything. no one is going to get everything they want in this new divided washington. what the american people are tired of is the nation
. and he was in a different environment at the cia. constantly being questioned. things being thrown at him. when you're a general, not so much. so she thinks there may have been a real adjustment for him. and i asked her whether she thought the white house would be sorry to see him go given the fact as jessica pointed out there has been friction between the general and the white house. she said they should be sorry. >> jessica, it's so tragic when you think about general petraeus had a sterling reputation out there for what he did during his service in iraq and then later in afghanistan, ph.d. from princeton university, scholar and general, probably the last person you would have thought something like this could happen. are they giving any additional information? was this information about this extramarital affair about to be released from some news organization or some tabloid which is perhaps why he did this now? >> i haven't heard anything additional, wolf. it's sort of the style of the administration to be discreet when it comes to these kinds of personal issues. i wouldn't expect any
are many-sided. >> iberia, on the one hand, faces a very difficult, external trading environment, a weak spanish economy, rising airport charges, and tough competition. but internally it's a company that hasn't come into the modern age and made itself more lean and mean. it's overmanned, has a large number of routes on the network. >> jamie, thank you very much indeed. now, tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the pakistani schoolgirl who survived a gun attack by the taliban to be nominated for the nobel peace prize. malala yousafzai, who's 15, had become well known as a campaigner for girls' education. >> malala is said to be humbled and inspired by the thousands of cards and gifts that have been sent to her. it's a month now since she was shot on a school bus for daring to say that girls should get an education. a peace prize nomination can't be made been a ordinary member of the public. that's why this petition has been started, calling on david cameron to put her name forward. >> malala thinks human dignity, tolerance, and plural. she has done with h
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is sponsored by the national security committee. my name is john harrington environment private practice in new york city and in connecticut and i am the cochair of the national security committee. i would like to recognize our cosponsor an committee, the aerospace and defense industry committee and william black, my cochair for this presentation. it stretches back a full year when the national security committee proposed a program, which we tried to divine which program would have currency. we were fortunate to have leon panetta last week make a very widely broadcasted speech on the subject of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. accordingly, the subject matter has been in news. he outlined his deep concerns about computer networks that support our military, infrastructure and business networks. mr. leon panetta elaborated on many things and that includes the high-profile attacks, including the alleged russian denial of service attack entering into georgia, the disruptions in estonia and the iranian nuclear centrifuges. there are dozens of thwarted attacks on other infrastructure occurring on an al
environment makes it difficult for them to vote for scott brown and heather wilson. the problem with the republicans -- they have some very ideologically driven voters, but part of the republican base is more open to voting for democrats than the democratic base is to vote for republicans, i believe. that even example. -- let me give you an example. heidi is a terrific candidate in north dakota. mitt romney one north dakota by 21. and i was able to overcome that. -- heidi was able to overcome that. it is true that the president won north dakota slightly less than -- mitt romney won north dakota at slightly less than the president won massachusetts. but the republican coalition includes kind of a soft swing voter that is inclined to vote republican, but as more willing to vote for democrats. john barrow in georgia, the republican candidate was horrendous. a challenger refused to debate the incumbent. [laughter] i didn't say it was a bad decision, i just said it says something about the challenger. i think this is an additional problem. it is easier for moderate, centrist democrat
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that this must also be resolved in a humane atmosphere in a participatory environment. and we do not like anyone losing their lives or being killed for any reason anywhere in the world. >> there are protesters all over the middle east now threatening the staff of american embassies, threatening to kill them, to behead them. will do you think they should stop? >> you see, i cannot determine what people or nations should do. but i do think that extremism gives birth to following in subsequent extremism. perhaps if the politicians take a better position in the west, vis-a-vis offensive words or thoughts or pictures toward what we hold holy, i think conditions will will improve. but most nations do not pursue tensions and conflict. >> what was your view, your opinion, of the arab spring last year? and what is your opinion of what is happening now in the countries where there were uprisings and we saw the end of gadhafi and mubarak and so on? >> i do believe that all of the world needs reform. the reform must take place everywhere. everywhere. even in the very same place that you and i are sitting. b
in a coordinating environment and we do not like anyone losing their lives or being killed for any reason all over the world. >> there are protesters threatening to behead and kill americans at the embassies, do you feel they should stop? >> you see, i cannot determine what people should or nations should do. but i do think that extremists give following and subsequent ext ext extremism, perhaps if they take better attitudes toward what we hold holy, i think the condition will improve. most nations do not pursue tensions and conflict. >> what was your view or opinion of the arab spring and what is happening now in the countries where there were uprisings and we saw the end of gadhafi and mubarak and so on? >> i do believe that all of the world needs reform. the reform must take place everywhere. everywhere. even in the very same place that you and i are sitting. because still humans have not -- have not reached a degree of completeness. there have been a lot of strides made but hopes and aspirations have not been realized. in some places, reforms have taken place and some sparks, as you said, we h
create in that environment is kidding themselves. >> in the far back -- >> i want to follow up on what you were saying -- it seems the 14-point plan could form the basis for some kind of u.s. presentation of a possible step leading to a deal between you and ambassador jeffries, the middle east peace process, obviously, while important, does not seem to be the first priority when you look at what is going on in the middle east. i'm wondering if that is because there is fatigue or there is so much more pressing interest between iran, syria, and the growing islamic threat or is it because the parties are not ready for a deal. present obama pledged to make this a priority. -- president obama pledged to make this a priority. >> obviously, an effort was made and it did not materialize but then it got swamped by a lot of other things. one of the most frustrating things for palestinians is that no one is paying attention to them. look at the region itself. the gulf states are focused on iran, syria primarily, the merchants -- the emergence of the muslim brotherhood in egypt. they are focused d
to know what their taxes are going to be. they need to know what the regulatory environment is going to be. they need to hhve an element of confidence before they're going to go out and start hiring again. right now, the large firms sector is under down, the small firm ector is down 15 at 20 feet tall waiting for some safety to come out again. so it is really incumbent upon washington to find the regulatory tax and fiscal landscape in a positive way. lou: of want to go through some of your outlook. you are saying that if we go over the cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts will translate into sequestration and the lapse of the bush tax cuts. the tax hikes would translate into a reduction in economic growth of 4%. that's automatic recession. >> absolutely. so the fiscal cliff is a contraction in the government impulse and the economy of 4-5% of gdp. i would say in the first order that will hit and reduce economic growth from 2 percent down to-1,-2 very easily. lou: and your outlook on employment, unemployment dropping -- dropping, in my dreams, rising from just under 8% to 9 and a half percen
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sovereign nation. and the money doesn't go to clean it up. i know mr. waxman loves the environment, so do i. but this money doesn't go for that purpose. it can be used for anything. it's not for engine technology, it's not for restoration of the environment. and it doesn't stop emissions. so this bill does represent a bipartisan, bicameral compromise. but it gives us the authority to hold their feet to the fire and get a solution. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from west virginia. mr. lahood: mr. speaker, the gentleman i am going to yield to now may be departing the congress after this session. but we will still value his professionalism, his expertise and certainly his friendship for the very near and distant future. i'm happy to yield five minutes to the gentleman from illinois, the once chairman and now ranking member of our aviation subcommittee on transportation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. >> i thank the gentleman, the running backing member, for yieldin
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